Volleygirls: A Benefit For The It Gets Better Project
July 30, 2014
Cover Charge: $30/35/40/55
Cover Charge Additional $5 At Door
Food & Beverage Minimum $25
|Wed, July 30||9:30pm||Doors 8:45pm||Buy Tickets|
*Tickets on the day of performance after 2:00 are only available by calling 646.476.3551.
Chicago Fire’s Monica Raymund of Sisu Theatrical Productions, LLC, Jacob Harvey of Cave 76 Productions, LLC and Jordi Coats present a cabaret-style concert of VOLLEYGIRLS, which will include tunes from the breakout hit from the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival, as well as revisit some old fan favorites from earlier incarnations. The concert, hosted by Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), will benefit the It Gets Better Project.
“VOLLEYGIRLS is a musical that fights for the power of good and encourages every young person whether gay or straight, jock or nerd, to be who you are and stay true to yourself,” says Harvey. “We are proud to continue using our art to fight for equality and tolerance. It Gets Better Project helps saves the lives of young men and women who are struggling to find and accept their own individuality,” says Raymund, who is a longtime supporter of the It Gets Better Project.
As one of Huffington Post’s Best Shows of 2013, the “heartwarming” (Theatermania) VOLLEYGIRLS, which starred Blackwell, called “a winning spike” by The New York Times, took home top honors from the NYMF awards for excellence, including the Best of Fest audience choice award, Outstanding Ensemble Award and the coveted Most Promising New Musical Award, plus the New World Stages development prize. Blackwell played Kim Brindell, a disgraced Olympian coaching an oddball team of high-school volleyball players in this girl-powered musical VOLLEYGIRLS with book by Rob Ackerman (Tabletop – 2001 Drama Desk), lyrics by Sam Forman (Sleepless in Seattle, book for F#%king Up Everything), music by Eli Bolin (Found, I Sing, Roller Boogie, TV: Sesame Street), choreographed by Ryan Kasprazak (TV: Smash, Tour: Billy Elliot) and directed by Neil Patrick Stewart (LA theatre: The Elephant Man – Ovation Award nominations). www.volleygirlsthemusical.com
The evening will feature:
Jennifer C. Johnson
Eric Michael Gillett